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Beetroot smoothie

Beetroot smoothie
This fruit smoothie, in addition to being beautiful, is a powerful anti-inammatory and anti-cancer.
(For two)
A beet the size of a tangerine
An Apple
A slice of papaya
A handful of blueberries
A thin slice of fresh ginger (equivalent to a teaspoon of coee)
A glass of mineral water
The beet is a food alkalizing , antioxidant and rich in ber. Protects the liver , has a purifying eect , promotes detoxication of the body. In the
laboratory, consumption of beets increases the number of lymphocytes and causes precancerous cells to decrease. Its consumption helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in a very high percentage. Red beet contains betanin, it is the pigment that gives it its deep red color. the betaninaIt has antimoral properties useful in the prevention of lung and skin cancer, however this substance is lost during cooking. To preserve betamine as much as possible , it is recommended not to peel or cut the beet before cooking. Despite its very good properties, it should not be abused in its consumption since it contains oxalic acid that inhibits the absorption of calcium and favors the formation of kidney stones.
The papaya is alkalizing and rich in vitamin C and beta – carotene , also it contains folates . Papaya is considered anti-aging . Consumption of this fruit has been associated with a decreased risk of gallbladder and colorectal cancer. In addition, papaya provides calcium.
The apple stimulates the immune system . It is very alkalizing and has a purifying eect, it helps our body eliminate toxins. The apple has so many properties that I need a special entry to talk about them. Laboratory studies have found that apple contains an enzyme called oridzin, a avonoid that slows down osteoporosis during menopause.
The blueberry or mirtilla has an interesting content of K, C and E. Provides vitamins lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that give color. Blueberry improves eyesight, has anti-inammatory and anti pain properties. Helps prevent urinary infections. It improves the health of the venous capillaries.
Protects the nervous system and blood vessels from aging. It also supports heart health. Blueberry contains a very high percentage of anthocyanins and polyphenols that act as antiradicals.
The raw ginger contains magnesium , manganese and copper . Its gingerol content , which gives it its spicy avor, has antidiarrheal antibiotic properties . Helps eliminate free radicals and ghts oxidation derived from nitrites. Ginger inhibits pro-inammatory genes like TNF-alpha. Its ability to stop the formation of neurogenerative diseases is being studied. In laboratory studies, ginger alsohave a positive eect in reducing lung metastasis.
The fresh mint is rich in pro – vitamin A, also it contains vitamin C, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B9 and K. addition contain manganese, magnesium and calcium provides, with excellent balance between calcium and phosphorus, which makes it easily absorbable. Peppermint helps prevent the formation of gallstones. Facilitates digestion. It has antispasmodic properties, which is recommended for people suering from colic or irritable bowel. It has antibacterial power. It also has anti-inammatory properties thanks to its rosmarinic acid content . Peppermint also helps liver function. Mint should not be consumed according to what foods as it inhibits the absorption of iron.

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